Man killed in crash on Route 9
HYDE PARK >> A man was killed in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 9, town police said Thursday.
Police said they received several calls about 1:25 p.m. Wednesday reporting a crash that had occurred between Scenic Drive and Ledges Drive. The investigation found a vehicle traveling south on Route 9 had crossed into the oncoming lane, left the road, struck a rock wall, struck a tree and caught fire, polices said.
The male driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was killed, police said. They said a preliminary identification was made at the scene but that his identity was being withheld pending a determination by the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Hyde Park and Fairview fire departments initially responded and extinguished the fire, while the Roosevelt Fire Department responded later to assist with the recovery of the driver, police said.